Geology of the Trenton Limestone in Northwestern Ohio
Published:January 01, 1988
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Lawrence H. Wickstrom, John D. Gray, 1988. "Geology of the Trenton Limestone in Northwestern Ohio", The Trenton Group (Upper Ordovician Series) of Eastern North America: Deposition, Diagenesis, and Petroleum, Brain D. Keith
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The Trenton Limestone of northwestern Ohio consists of three primary facies: open shelf, platform margin, and platform. The platform margin and platform facies appear to be equivalent to the Point Pleasant Formation. Secondary dolomitization of the Trenton Limestone has resulted in a number of zones and types of dolomite within the unit. A combination of dolomitization models involving shale dewatering and fluid migration along fracture trends are presented to explain the dolomite occurrence.
A thorough understanding of Trenton lithologies, depositional and tectonic settings, and diagenesis should aid future exploration efforts within this once prolific producer of northwestern Ohio.
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The Trenton Group (Upper Ordovician Series) of Eastern North America: Deposition, Diagenesis, and Petroleum
Regional facies for the Upper Ordovician Series (global classification) of eastern North America consist of clean (pure) carbonates, mixed carbonates and terrigenous clastics, shale, terrigenous clastics coarser than shale, and terrigenous clastics prograding over carbonates. The last facies is characteristic of the Upper Ordovician. Maps and cross sections for stages of the Upper Ordovician demonstrate the influence of regional tectonic events on the sedimentation pattern of these facies.